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Spectrum Management Authority Limited

Spectrum Management Authority Limited (SMA): A limited liability company which commenced operations in April 2001, the SMA was incorporated in accordance with section 21 of the Telecommunications Act, 2000 and the Radio and Telegraph Act, 1973, to advise the minister on matters directed by him and on functions delegated by the said minister.

In its mandate as the independent regulatory body to oversee the radio frequency spectrum, SMA authorizes licenses to operators, collects fees from users of the radio frequency, safeguards the maintenance of frequency bands from unauthorized interference and protects the rights of the spectrum operators.

The SMA’s major role is to monitor and promote the growth and development of the spectrum in accordance with the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU’s) rules and regulations.